New Jersey is taking a dump on legal gun owners yet again in the name of “the public good,” but if it makes you feel any better, they’ll graciously let you stop to relieve yourself on the way to the range now without throwing you in prison. Maybe.

Democratic lawmakers in both house of the legislature have struck a deal that would
allow passage of a measure restricting gun owners to a 10-round
magazine, down from the current limit of 15, two sources with knowledge of the
deal said today.

In exchange, the legislature will shepherd through a gun-owner championed bill that would define what are known in the gun world as “reasonable deviations” to the law governing transport of a firearm.

Currently a gun owner may only transport an unloaded, stored weapon straight to the destination, be it on a hunting trip or to a gun range. Under the law, a gun owner may detour from the route only for deviations that are “reasonable.”

But next week lawmakers will introduce a bill that would define those deviations as small detours to allow for emergencies, picking up another range goer or hunter or for short side trip like gas station stops and bathroom breaks.

The anti-gunner Democrats are infringing upon the rights of law-abiding New Jersey citizens yet again, reducing the capacity of magazines “in common use” to 1/2 to 1/3 of their standard level.  They then have the gall to suggest that we poor serfs should kiss their rings for allowing us to stop for gas, or to use the restroom, without facing the wrath of a corrupt and overbearing state as we seek to exercise an unalienable right?

Do they have any concept at all of how alien their legislative tyranny is to the concept of liberty?

You’ll note that one of the supporters of this measure, Bryan Miller, is the same citizen control zealot who shrieked that any citizen who wanted a standard capacity 15-round magazine is either a gangster or a domestic terrorist.

Let me remind you again how much time is purchased by making someone reload more frequently.

Yes, a shooter might take 10 seconds to fire 30 shots from a 30-shot magazine, 12 seconds to fire 30 shots from a pair of 15-round magazines, or a whopping 14 seconds to fire 3 10-round magazines.

That’s a law that is going to save millions of lives, right?

Of course, we know the law isn’t about saving lives, but constricting the noose of tyranny a little tighter across the necks of a free people.

They push too far.